LifeSize video products now qualified to interoperate with Microsoft Office Communications Server

Available from IPL Communications

IPL Communications today announced that the LifeSize® Team 220 video product is now qualified to interoperate with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. IPL will be showcasing the entire LifeSize high definition video lineup and its interoperability at its Thought Leadership Conference in Sydney on 26th May, 2011. At the conference LifeSize will also be demonstrating the product’s seamless integration with Microsoft Lync.

The LifeSize Team 220™ is one of the first HD video products in market qualified to interoperate with Microsoft Office Communications Server, enabling customers to experience picture perfect video calling across the enterprise by connecting LifeSize video systems in conference rooms and meeting spaces to the PC, and vice versa.

LifeSize is also pursuing qualifications for video systems including LifeSize® Passport™, LifeSize® Room 220™ and LifeSize® Express 220™. Later in calendar year 2011, LifeSize will seek Microsoft Lync qualification with true HD interoperability.

According to Paul Scanlan, IPL Communications’ General Manager, the partnership between Microsoft and LifeSize will open even greater opportunities for Australian resellers addressing the unified communications market.

“IPL Communications is excited to offer our extensive network of resellers a growth platform above all other competitors. With LifeSize’s range being one of the first video communication products ever qualified to interoperate with Microsoft Office, resellers can now offer a highly sought after streamlined approach and a complete end-to-end unified communications solution with ease.”

LifeSize’s solution offers immediate interoperability with Microsoft Lync. This flexible interoperability will also enable customers to upgrade from Microsoft Office Communications Server to Lync over time. Moreover, LifeSize has licensed the Microsoft RTVideo codec and is planning a future server-based product to enable high-definition interoperability between Microsoft Lync and LifeSize video systems.

Yancey Smith, director of product management for Lync at Microsoft Corp. has been quoted by LifeSize as saying: “The combination of LifeSize technology with Microsoft UC platforms will enable customers to extend their video conferencing ecosystems from the desktop to the boardroom, and everywhere in between.”

LifeSize solution qualification for Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 includes support for:

  • Authentication and Encryption (TLS/SRTP) for secure, reliable communications
  • Firewall/NAT Traversal via Microsoft Edge Services to ensure issue-free calling outside organizations
  • Auto-configuration of systems as they are registered to Microsoft Office Communications Server, helping simplify deployment to users
  • Unified presence status with the ability to place and receive calls from one Office Communications Server account between multiple devices (PC or a LifeSize system)
  • Addition of LifeSize systems to contact lists in the Microsoft Office Communicator view and vice versa
  • Easy placement of calls from LifeSize systems to third-party systems within the Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 environment, using commonly supported video and audio codecs

LifeSize system software to support Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 is now globally available for download.



About IPL Communications

IPL Communications is a leading value-added distributor of voice, video and data solutions.  Drawing on IPL Group’s 28 year history in the distribution of IT&T products in the Australian and Asia Pacific market, IPL Communications represents high-profile brands including Lifesize, Sennheiser, Netgear, Panasonic, Siemens, LG, Alcatel and Media5.  Its comprehensive range of leading edge collaboration solutions includes video conferencing, telecommunications, interactive presentation equipment and specialist software; including encrypted call recording, call accounting, CTI, IVR, predictive dialers and call centre solutions.

IPL Communications aims to provide an unrivalled support to its Business Partner network (in ANZ and APAC region), drawing on a dedicated team of certified and accredited staff to offer industry-leading technical, sales and marketing support.  For more information, visit